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TV5 talks to Mott Head Coach Steve Schmidt about his future

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Jason: At this level, you've won 82 percent of your games, you've got four national championship banners---are you still hoping to move up to a different level?

Steve Schmidt: Yeah ultimately. It's been a dream of mine to coach at a division one level, if possible. I've been close a couple of times. Let me tell you, I walk into this gym, the best thing that's probably happened in my coaching, this is a great opportunity and an honor...when they name a gym after you....I'm gonna work as hard as I can for as long as I can to keep trying to put more banners up there, doing it the right way. We're not done here.

Jason: You went to Central Michigan---through the years they've had head coaching opportunities---has it stung to not been given a chance to coach there?

Steve Schmidt: No, things happen for a reason. I don't have a problem with anything that's happened. You know, I don't know why it hasn't happened yet. Junior college coaches, even getting a chance working with USA basketball, it doesn't happen often. There's just not enough of us that get opportunities at the four year level, but you've gotta keep trying; paying your dues, whatever they say, whatever it takes. But, I don't hold any hard feelings, I get to come in here to my gym that's named after me, every day, and I think we're really good for Flint. I really think we're one of the most positive things going in Flint.

Jason: So do you know much longer you want to keep coaching?

Steve: As long as I'm enjoying it as much as I am. I say, there's no slowing down. I haven't even thought about a time frame. As long as it's fun for me and I can still kind of relate to the younger people, and time's have changed, the kids are a little bit different than when I started 23 years ago, but I can adjust and adapt. As long as I have my enthusiasm and my intensity, which I haven't seen waver, I have quite a few more years left in me.

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